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Old 05-30-2008, 09:17 PM
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i have been using blend of cotton/polyester thread. i ran out of the spool and put a new spool on and sewed some pieces together before i realized that it is 100% cotton. my bobbin thread still has the blended thread. i know that the cotton thread shrinks. is this going to be a big problem if i keep using this thread with or without the bobbin being mixed? and should i make sure that i am using all of the same thread on the project. so i guess should i take out what i have done and get some of the same thread that i started with?
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:54 AM
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Unless you are doing machine quilting (where it actually shows), I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:31 AM
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i'm with Cathe. if you're getting nice stitches and good tension, don't rock the boat. i doubt seriously the cotton thread will shrink anyway (unless it's older than i am. :wink: )
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
i'm with Cathe. if you're getting nice stitches and good tension, don't rock the boat. i doubt seriously the cotton thread will shrink anyway (unless it's older than i am. :wink: )
And we KNOW that is REALLY old!
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:50 AM
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thanks for your input.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:42 PM
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1. well ... it's definitely over 25 :lol:

2. she can run, but she cannot hide. guam is a small place. pretty soon she'll run out of island. :twisted:
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
1. well ... it's definitely over 25 :lol:

2. she can run, but she cannot hide. guam is a small place. pretty soon she'll run out of island. :twisted:
hehe....can ya swim? There's always the water I can hide in. lol
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what? you've never heard of jet skis? :wink: :lol:
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
what? you've never heard of jet skis? :wink: :lol:
They don't go UNDER the water! ;)
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:04 AM
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I have heard that the polyester in the thread can cut or break the cotton thread. I don't know how true this is but polyester isn't a natural product. I've never mixed in my quilts or other sewing.
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